Antwerp Studio - Concept based learning for the Middle School Theatre teacher
September 19 - September 20, 2020
Concept based learning for the Middle School Theatre teacher
Concept based learning focuses on the development of a student’s understanding of ‘big ideas’ and is driven by student centred inquiry. In a practical theatre course, concept based learning helps students to understand ideas regarding theatre as well as the way theatre functions as a form of art. It also develops a student’s understanding of any concepts, themes, issues and ideas in plays that they study or in any material that is being used by the students to create original theatre.
Theatre is also a powerful and effective tool for developing conceptual understandings. Learning through theatre offers opportunities for an experiential approach, one of the most powerful ways to develop conceptual understandings and for authentic and real world teaching and learning. Providing a powerful and unique approach to understanding concepts, it establishes theatre as a means of exploring the world, expressing ideas and communicating these to others.
This workshop will explore the nature of concept driven learning in theatre and the value and significance of a concept based theatre programme as part of the middle school curriculum. We will examine the nature of theatre skills and how they can be developed through a concept driven programme as well as consider theatre as a tool for learning.
Through practical activities and exercises, participants will gain a better understanding of how to approach and plan concept based theatre programmes, develop strategies that use theatre as a conceptual learning tool and have the opportunity to develop new concept based units of work.
Appropriate for all middle school theatre teachers and for IBMYP drama teachers.
This workshop has particular relevance, as a continuation, from our 2019 Studios focussing on curriculum design. However, attendance at our 2019 Studios is not a pre-requisite for attending this workshop.
How this workshop aids curriculum delivery
About your workshop leader
Antwerp International School
The event starts at 9:00am on Saturday 19th September 2020.
The events finishes at 3:00pm on Sunday 20th September 2020.
Registration is now open.
Registration closes on 4th September 2020.
The artist team will be activated 12 weeks prior to the event.
Artist travel details are due 10 weeks prior to the event.
ISTA members – GBP £350.
Non ISTA members – GBP £385.
Registration fees include lunch and tea/coffee breaks.
Any bookings or amendments taken in the six weeks prior to the event will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking/amendment surcharge, subject to availability.
Travel and visas
Participants from Antwerp will travel daily. Participants attending from outside Antwerp and from overseas are advised to arrive into Antwerp by evening on Friday 18th September 2020 and should not plan to leave AIS until after the last session finishes at 3:00pm on Sunday 20th September 2020. Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter Belgium.
All artists should plan to fly into Antwerp by evening on Friday 18th September 2020 and should not plan to leave AIS until after the close of the final session at 3:00pm on Sunday. Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter Belgium.
For participants travelling from outside Antwerp and from overseas, we will ask you to book your own accommodation for the number of nights required. We recommend you book somewhere close to the AIS campus for ease of travel.
ISTA will book and pre-pay for single room accommodation for the nights of 18th, 19th and (if required) 20th September 2020.
Breakfasts will not be provided. Lunch and coffee/tea/snack breaks as well as lunches on the two days of the workshop are provided. Evening meals are not included.
All meals for the duration of the workshop will be provided and/or subsistence given.
Download & Forms
Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:
Starts on Saturday 19 September
Finishes on Sunday 20 September at 15:00 .
Participants• Benoit Gouttenoire
• Carl Robinson
• Chilla Tamas
• Gonzalo Tuesta
• Nadine Brown
• Scott Macky
• Tim Fletcher